Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital
"Modern Medicine, Hometown Hospitality"
A COVID-19 update from our owner and
practicing DVM, Dr. Corey:
While we remain open currently to provide health care for your family pets, we are attempting to minimize the risk for you our clients and our own staff.
To this end, we:
•Are increasing the frequency of our normal disinfection of the hospital premises and frequently handled surfaces.
•Are attempting to schedule appointments 15-30 minutes apart in an attempt to avoid crowding and waiting in our lobby.
•Ask that if you are not feeling well, have any symptoms consistent with the virus (fever, respiratory signs) that you reschedule your pets appointment for a later date.
•Ask that if you have traveled out of the country (or in and out of local hot spots like Washington DC) and have returned in the last 30 days that you delay scheduling any routine visits for your pet.
•Ask that if, you have been exposed to symptomatic or confirmed COVID-19 positive cases, or you are suspected to be positive or possibly exposed, you not bring your pet to the hospital unless they are having a medical emergency.
•In the event of a perceived personal pet emergency, and you are not feeling well , please call ahead to discuss the urgency of the illness and locate a friend to bring your pet in for care.
•Because our staff levels and/or food products and supplies maybe affected over the upcoming weeks, please plan ahead for any medication or prescription foods you may need.
•Remember too, that pet foods and prescription medications may be ordered for home delivery via our website at streamvalleyvet.com/pharmacy. If you run into any issues with your prescription, please call us and we will find the best course to resolve the situation.
As always, we will be available to answer any of your questions and do our best to serve as your family veterinarian during this challenging period. Rest assured that we are monitoring the situation daily and will keep you abreast of any changes in our current service availability.
Stay safe, take this extra time to love those around you, including those four legged, feathered, or leathery companions.
Dr. Mary Corey
Owner and practicing DVM
Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
As professionals, we will provide you with or advise you about the finest and most up-to-date veterinary care that there is.
As a committed small business, we will maintain a dedicated, educated, courteous staff to assist you and your pet with your needs.
As pet owners, we will guarantee your pet will receive the same loving care we give our own.
As your neighbor, we promise you the hospitality inherent in our close-knit community.
Amid growing concerns over the coronavirus, we would like to share an update from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the US Centers for Disease Control:
"Experts have not expressed concern about transmission to or from animals. Multiple international and domestic health organizations have indicated that pets and other domestic animals are not considered at risk for contracting or spreading COVID-19.
The CDC recommends that people who are sick with COVID-19 restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would restrict your contact with other people. When possible, a member of the household other than the individual who is ill should care for any animals in the household. Those infected with COVID-19 should avoid petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food with animals. Those who must care for a pet, or who will be around animals while sick, should wear an appropriate facemark and wash hands thoroughly before and after interacting with those animals.
On Thursday, February 27, a pet dog in Hong Kong tested “weak positive” for the virus that causes COVID-19. Its owner also tested positive for coronavirus. On Wednesday, March 4, another report was issued indicating that a second test on that same pet dog had come back positive. According to the report, another dog quarantined at the same facility (but in a separate room) was also tested, but the results were negative for the virus.
The precise meaning of the positive test result from the one dog remains unclear and further evaluation is ongoing. Hong Kong officials said that dog continues to show no clinical signs of illness, remains under quarantine and is being cared for, and will continue to be monitored and tested."
We will keep you updated as we learn more about ongoing research related to COVID-19. As always, it’s a great idea to wash your hands after being around animals, and animal owners should continue to include pets and other animals in their emergency preparedness planning, including keeping a two-week supply of food and medications on hand!
For more information, please visit cdc.gov/covid19, and https://www.avma.org/res…/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19.
42902 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148
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Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday (boarder pickup only)